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The Royal Way of the Cross (Christian Classic) [Paperback]

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Item description for The Royal Way of the Cross (Christian Classic) by Francois De Salignac De Fenelon & Hal McElwaine Helms...

It is very profitable to have realized what one is; but do not add to that weakness, which is inseparable from our human nature, an estrangement from the very means of strength. Only hearken inwardly to him and despise boldly that which is despicable." Above all, Francois Fenelon desired to love God. Out of this love came a desire to share the truth of a life lived in the light of the Cross. His individual writings document his desire to find truth through the love of his Creator; corporately, they comprise a masterpiece of a recorded spiritual journey. The Royal Way of the Cross is written with an unblinking honesty that distinguishes it from the murky intellectualism that pervaded the time, and it is this truthfulness that gives this work its enduring appeal. Arrestingly written, The Royal Way is an exceptional account of a man who saw the hand of God in all things and was intimately acquainted with "the royal way of the Cross."

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Paraclete Press
Pages   148
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 30, 1995
Publisher   Paraclete Press (MA)
Edition  Rev  
Series  Christian Classics - Meridian Pu  
ISBN  0941478009  
ISBN13  9780941478007  

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More About Francois De Salignac De Fenelon & Hal McElwaine Helms

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Francois Fenelon was a seventeenth-century French Catholic archbishop who rose to a position of influence in the court of Louis XIV. He became a wise mentor to many members of the king s court. Later exiled from Versailles for political reasons, Fenelon set about with considerable energy to improve the lot of peasants and to deepen the spiritual life of all with whom he came in contact.
Robert J. Edmonson, C.J., holds a certificate in French from the University of Montpellier (France) and a degree in French from Middlebury College. His translations of spiritual classics have sold nearly 100,000 copies."

Francois Fenelon was born in 1651 and died in 1715.

Francois Fenelon has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Paraclete Essentials

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Affected me as few books have  Aug 8, 2004
Have you ever been so deeply affected by a book that you were reluctant to recommend it to someone else -- fearing that someone else's cavalier dismissal of it would amount to a trampling of a fine pearl? Well, that is how I feel about this book. As C. S. Lewis would say, this is a book that you need to yield yourself to. Let down your guard long enough to hear what he has to say.

Why would your guard be up in the first place? Well, this book was written by a Catholic bishop, which could earn it black marks from the get go from some Evangelicals. (Full disclosure: I was raised a Catholic, but am currently a conservative Evangelical; Reformed in soteriology and Dispensational in eschatology and with respect to baptism.) And not only that, if you look up Fenelon's name in an encyclopedia, you will probably see that he is associated with a now largely discredited movement called "Quietism." (At the risk of oversimplication, one could say that a Quietist was someone who was overly passive in their spirituality.)

But Fenelon is a true genius on the subject of spiritual simplicity and humility. At times (in keeping with the charges of Quietism) he does seem to advocate being a spiritual doormat, but he is such a wonderful corrective to the prevailing spirit of the American church. And you might recall that our Lord Jesus not only modelled non-resistance to a great extent, but also gave us the Sermon on the Mount (much to the chagrin of many theologians!).

Here's a brief snippet from Fenelon (p. 43) that I have meditated on countless times since having read this book over three years ago:

"Love obscurity and contempt"

(In the above "love" is an imperative verb, "obscurity" and "contempt" are nouns.) Yes, as believers we should humbly accept not getting the credit we feel we deserve (obscurity) or being treated as an inferior (contempt), but why should we LOVE these things? Because, Fenelon would argue (think Rom 8.28), God has allowed this obscurity and contempt to come into your life to bless you and make you more like His Son. And unlike some of His other blessings (e.g., a successful career, a beautiful wife), obscurity and contempt are not likely to foster pridefulness in your heart!

That is just one example. This book is really eye-opening and practical when it comes to humility and dealing with suffering and setbacks. I would especially recommend this to a believer who has the maturity to put what Fenelon is saying within the context of the whole counsel of God. He is just a human writer and not everything he says is perfect, but here is a beautiful little book from which much can be learned.

If I were reading this review would I grade it helpful? I don't know. I DO know that I've done a poor job of communicating what it felt like to read it for the first time. Anyway, you could worse than take a chance on this book!

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